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Establishing a network code on harmonised transmission tariff structures for gas (Text with EEA relevance)
Article 3

Article 3 — Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation, the definitions in Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 715/2009, Article 3 of Regulation (EU) 2017/459, Article 3 of Commission Regulation (EU) No 312/2014(1), Article 2 of Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/703(2) as well as Article 2 of Directive 2009/73/EC shall apply. In addition, the following definitions shall apply:

  1. reference price means the price for a capacity product for firm capacity with a duration of one year, which is applicable at entry and exit points and which is used to set capacity-based transmission tariffs;
  2. reference price methodology means the methodology applied to the part of the transmission services revenue to be recovered from capacity-based transmission tariffs with the aim of deriving reference prices;
  3. non-price cap regime means a regulatory regime, such as the revenue cap, rate of return and cost plus regime, under which the allowed revenue for the transmission system operator is set in accordance with Article 41(6)(a) of Directive 2009/73/EC;
  4. non-transmission services revenue means the part of the allowed or target revenue which is recovered by non-transmission tariffs;
  5. regulatory period means the time period for which the general rules for the allowed or target revenue are set in accordance with Article 41(6)(a) of Directive 2009/73/EC;
  6. transmission services revenue means the part of the allowed or target revenue which is recovered by transmission tariffs;
  7. transmission tariffs means the charges payable by network users for transmission services provided to them;
  8. intra-system network use means transporting gas within an entry-exit system to customers connected to that same entry-exit system;
  9. cross-system network use means transporting gas within an entry-exit system to customers connected to another entry-exit system;
  10. homogeneous group of points means a group of one of the following types of points: entry interconnection points, exit interconnection points, domestic entry points, domestic exit points, entry points from storage facilities, exit points to storage facilities, entry points from liquefied natural gas facilities (hereinafter, referred to as LNG facilities), exit points to LNG facilities and entry points from production facilities;
  11. allowed revenue means the sum of transmission services revenue and non-transmission services revenue for the provision of services by the transmission system operator for a specific time period within a given regulatory period which such transmission system operator is entitled to obtain under a non-price cap regime and which is set in accordance with Article 41(6)(a) of Directive 2009/73/EC;
  12. transmission services means the regulated services that are provided by the transmission system operator within the entry-exit system for the purpose of transmission;
  13. non-transmission tariffs means the charges payable by network users for non-transmission services provided to them;
  14. target revenue means the sum of expected transmission services revenue calculated in accordance with the principles set out in Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 715/2009 and expected non-transmission services revenue for the provision of services by the transmission system operator for a specific time period within a given regulatory period under a price cap regime;
  15. non-transmission services means the regulated services other than transmission services and other than services regulated by Regulation (EU) No 312/2014 that are provided by the transmission system operator;
  16. multiplier means the factor applied to the respective proportion of the reference price in order to calculate the reserve price for a non-yearly standard capacity product;
  17. price cap regime means a regulatory regime under which a maximum transmission tariff based on the target revenue is set in accordance with Article 41(6)(a) of Directive 2009/73/EC;
  18. cost driver means a key determinant of the transmission system operator's activity which is correlated to the costs of that transmission system operator, such as distance or technical capacity;
  19. cluster of entry or exit points means a homogeneous group of points or group of entry points or of exit points located within the vicinity of each other and which are considered as, respectively, one entry point or one exit point for the application of the reference price methodology;
  20. flow scenario means a combination of an entry point and an exit point which reflects the use of the transmission system according to likely supply and demand patterns and for which there is at least one pipeline route allowing to flow gas into the transmission network at that entry point and out of the transmission network at that exit point, irrespective of whether the capacity is contracted at that entry point and that exit point;
  21. seasonal factor means the factor reflecting the variation of demand within the year which may be applied in combination with the relevant multiplier;
  22. fixed payable price means a price calculated in accordance with Article 24(b) where the reserve price is not subject to any adjustments;
  23. tariff period means the time period during which a particular level of reference price is applicable, which minimum duration is one year and maximum duration is the duration of the regulatory period;
  24. regulatory account means the account aggregating at least under- and over-recovery of the transmission services revenue under a non-price cap regime;
  25. auction premium means the difference between the clearing price and the reserve price in an auction;
  26. floating payable price means a price calculated in accordance with Article 24(a) where the reserve price is subject to adjustments such as revenue reconciliation, adjustment of the allowed revenue or adjustment of the forecasted contracted capacity.